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Meet the Robinsons Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
April 7, 2007
What might have been a bland Back to the Future rip-off suddenly hums with a screwball sensibility chockablock with singing gangster frogs and evil bowler hats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 2, 2007
Whether you see this loony, feel-good comedy in 3-D or in regular vision, it's a lot of fun.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 31, 2007
There's no doubt Disney will do it again, and perhaps better next time, but for now, it looks like technology could be its creative salvation.
| Original Score: B+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
March 31, 2007
The first 20 minutes of this competently animated kids' adventure are entertaining enough. But thereafter, the plot fractures, the pace goes into overdrive and the jokes wear thin.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 30, 2007
Meet the Robinsons is surely one of the worst theatrically released animated features issued under the Disney label in quite some time.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 30, 2007
A fast paced, high energy offering; it passes by in a breeze and is enjoyable enough that I'm willing to forgive the two awful songs (one near the beginning, one near the end) and recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2007
Meet the Robinsons has six writers credited to a picture that has maybe five good laughs. And at least four of those writers must have had advanced cases of attention deficit disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 30, 2007
A witty, inventive CG adventure that proves there are still new ideas to explore in the digital animation realm.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 30, 2007
A delightful, quirk-filled riff on Back to the Future.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 30, 2007
The computer animation is fine, and some of the creatures -- an R2D2-type robot, a purple octopus who doubles as the Robinsons' butler, and a bowler hat that has silvery spider legs and designs on taking over the world -- will tweak kids' imaginations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 30, 2007
The movie is inventive and fun with a significant message that manages not to be overbearing. There are some heart-tugging -- but not sappy -- moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 30, 2007
What might the man who brought us Fantasia and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs make of the backwards-crawling tedium of movies like this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 30, 2007
A 3-D fantasy that's lovely to look at but less than delightful to know. It's insistently, relentlessly busy.
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
March 30, 2007
The movie is a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 30, 2007
Given its retro style and multiple borrowings, there's nothing remotely forward about this rearward-facing flick. Those seven scribes aren't exactly practising what they're preaching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 30, 2007
Let's do the time warp again in the imaginative, CGI-animated Meet the Robinsons, in which the past and the future collide, story-wise and technologically.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 30, 2007
It probably won't leave you feeling cheated, but its futuristic bric-a-brac and brainy young hero may not make your spirits soar, either.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 30, 2007
A year of disappointment in American animation leads me to this advice: Write a simple story. Read your dialogue out loud and hear if it rings true. Draw nice pictures to tell it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 30, 2007
It keeps moving forward, even if you're not always sure where it's taking you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2007
Though state-of-the-art technically, I think you'll find there's a healthy, old-fashioned feel to this movie -- one that will make you walk out of the theater feeling satisfied, and all warm 'n fuzzy inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2007
It's striking not for its originality but for its energy in juggling familiar elements.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 30, 2007
Almost as funny as it is hyperactive, the new computer-animated family comedy is luscious to look at and as fizzy as a can of soda popped open in your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2007
Zippy if forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 29, 2007
A cartoon that is busy and frenetic yet has little actually going on.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 29, 2007
The plot is slapdash and derivative.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 29, 2007
Simply put, it's terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 29, 2007
If you stick with it, it's an enjoyable film, a futuristic puzzle with an ending worth the trip for those who make it there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 29, 2007
This would be as delightful and attractive a production without the gimcrackery.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 29, 2007
A sharp-minded, plenty entertaining toon that will keep children of all ages wide-eyed and on their toes.
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 29, 2007
3-D is an acquired taste I've never acquired, but the success of Robinsons isn't contingent on effects, but on wit and emotion.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 29, 2007
It's got a ton of energy, and the 3D animation is nifty. But the humor is scattershot to the max, and the plot lacks focus.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 29, 2007
Computer-generated ingenuity and a strong story line brighten the zillionth unexamined delivery of ameliorative Disney boosterism: Never mind the past, always go forward.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 29, 2007
It's a real technical breakthrough, a cartoon feature done in 3D computer images of unusual depth and plasticity that creates its own crazy world and then dunks you in it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Phil Kloer
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 29, 2007
Like many worthwhile movies, this one's about the longings of the heart, and the happiness that comes when those longings are fulfilled. The 3-D and singing frogs are extra. Wo, wo, wo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 28, 2007
This thing is one bumpy ride.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 28, 2007
Here, the effects spring organically from the story. You feel like you're immersed in a complete universe, the way the ground slopes toward you or objects seem to come from behind you and enter the screen.